SHAMAN (Sustaining Heritage Access through Multivalent ArchiviNg)
SSLIS is one of 18 partners in SHAMAN (Sustaining Heritage Access through Multivalent ArchiviNg), a project funded through the European Commission's FP7 programme.
SSLIS's role in SHAMAN is concerned primarily with the design and specification of user assessment criteria and user evaluation of the SHAMAN digital preservation framework by memory institutions, industrial design and engineering, and e-science, but it has also various other research and innovation roles over most of the rest of the 4 year project. The aim of the SHAMAN Integrated Project is to develop a next generation digital preservation (DP) framework. It is furthermore developing corresponding preservation tools for analysing, ingesting, managing, accessing and reusing information objects and data across libraries and archives. Three prototypical applications will support trialling and validating of the result in scientific publishing, parliamentary archival, industrial design and engineering and finally experimentally also in scientific application domains. To achieve these goals SHAMAN is applying grid-based multivalent, linguistic, semantic, and peer-to-peer methods for supporting DP within its core infrastructure.